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Your Spring Newsletter
 
The sun is shining and the weather is warming up. Welcome to Spring and our latest newsletter!

In this edition we provide you with the latest practice update for October 2017. We also include an article on the five ways Australians will use their tax refund this year, details of our client information evening regarding deceased estates on 14 November plus some information from MYOB.


If you would like to meet with an xpal tax & accounting professional for a discussion, call us on 08 8291 2821 between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday. 

                                             
                                                                                                               
Key Dates: 2017
21/10
 
  Sep 2017 monthly activity statement due date for lodgement and payment

28/10

Due date for payment of super guarantee obligations for employees for the quarter ended 30 September 2017

30/10
 
Sep 2017 quarterly activity statements (Q1) for paper preparers - due date for lodgement and payment
 

21/11
 
Oct 2017 monthly activity statement - due for lodgement and payment
 

27/11
 

Sep 2017 quarterly activity statements (Q1) fpr electronic lodgers - due date for lodgement and payment

21/12
 

Nov 2017 monthly activity statement - due for lodgement and payment             

21/01
 
 

Dec 2017 monthly activity statement due for lodgement and payment
 

28/01
 
Due date for payment of super guarantee obligations for employees for the quarter ended 31 December 2017
 

28/02

 
 
Dec 2017 quarterly activity statements (Q2) for both paper and electronic lodgers - due date for lodgement and payment
 
Reminders:
Our Client Portal has a new inbuilt electronic signature function so you can view, sign and return your tax return online. Contact our office to receive your activation link now.

Do you have a Self-Managed Super Fund? As ATO requirements have caused delays previously, please send in your 2017 SMSF documents as soon as possible so we can commence work.


Addendum to Engagement Terms:
Please find attached
addendum to our engagement terms. This addendum is to advise that from 8 October 2017, the Limited Liability Scheme which we were a participant in has ended. It is envisaged that a new scheme will commence in the near future which we will communicate to you at the appropriate time.

Be rest assured that we continue to be covered by appropriate levels of Professional Indemnity Insurance.


Christmas Closure
During the holidays our office will be closed from 2pm Friday 22 December 2017 and will re-open on Tuesday 2 January 2018.

 
  
                                     
 
Practice Update
October 2017
Our latest update provides details on the following topics:
  • No small business tax rate for passive investment companies
  • ATO to be provided with more super guarantee information
  • ATO: Combatting the cash economy
  • Higher risk trust arrangements targeted


 


 



Five ways Australians will use their tax refund this year

With nearly one in three people planning to save their tax return, have you considered what you might do with yours?

This article looks at the most common ways people intend on using their tax return and what other ways you can invest this money to get ahead.





 

xpal client event invite - Deceased Estates

Tuesday 14 November

Being appointed executor of a deceased estate often comes at a very stressful time of your life, therefore it is good to know in advance what you need to do.

Three experts in this field will analyse the tax, legal and superannuation implications on a deceased estate – something that all potential executors need to know.


 

If you would like to attend please email events@xpal.com.au




 

                                   

How can MYOB and xpal help your business?
MYOB Essentials is easy online accounting package that has everything you need to take care of business, including payroll.

Click here for more information on MYOB Essentials

MYOB customers that have upgraded to new AccountRight are saving half a day each month managing sales and payments.*


Click here for more information on MYOB AccountRight


* MYOB client research September 2013, June 2014  




                         
                         

Click here to find out more about what the team at xpal tax & accounting can do for you, or simply contact us on 08 8291 2821.  
              
xpal tax & accounting | ABN 24 115 995 815 
Ground Floor 67 Greenhill Road Wayville SA 5034. PO Box 21 Goodwood SA 5034.
Telephone 08 8291 2821 | Facsimilie 08 8291 2809.
Web www.xpal.com.au Email admin@xpal.com.au
 
Disclaimer: The articles contained in this newsletter are provided for the information of clients only and have been written in accordance with information obtained from various sources deemed to be accurate and reliable. Information contained in this newsletter is of a general nature only and does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs.
 
 
                                  
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